How To: Make Your Own Oatmeal Glycerin Soap

Glycerin soap is loved by people with sensitive skin, skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and mothers (for her baby’s ultra-sensitive skin). Glycerin soap has a lower pH than other soaps which is more in balance with the skin’s natural pH levels, helping the skin maintain its natural moisture. It is also hypoallergenic as well as hygroscopic (honey is also hygroscopic). Hygroscopy is the ability of a substance to attract and hold water molecules from the surrounding environment. So, you see how this would be beneficial for dry skin.

It can more than handle full body application in the shower, and is also gentle enough for a face wash. Make your own all-natural soap– trust me, you’ll be glad you did!

You will need:

  • 1 large bar of plain, unscented glycerin soap
  • 3/4 cup whole rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp. raw honey
  • 4 tsp. water
  • Cheese grater
  • Food processor
  • Spoon
  • A large microwave safe bowl
  • 1 soap mold, candy mold, muffin tin; any container that will form and release a soap bar
  • Microwave


  1. Using the food processor, grind oats into small pieces, but not too small. (Just make sure all of the whole oats are ground.) Set aside.
  2. Use the cheese grater to grate soap into small pieces into the microwavable bowl.
  3. Add water and honey to soap shavings.
  4. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, then at 5 second intervals until soap is melted, stirring well between microwave usage.
  5. For the sake of appearances, make sure it does not bubble or boil, as boiling will mar the appearance of the final soap by adding bubbles.
  6. When the soap is melted, stir in oatmeal and mix well.
  7. Immediately pour into your mold.
  8. Set mold in fridge for 24 hours to completely solidify and cool.

*Do not attempt to remove soap until entirely cool and solid, or you’ll end up with a gloopy mess on your fingers.

Once it has solidified, it’s all ready to use!

Keep in mind that glycerin soap dissolves easily in water (one of the properties that make it such a gentle soap), so make sure to store it in a cool, dry place after use –don’t just leave it in the shower!


1 Comment

  1. andrea said,

    October 15, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    thank u


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